Newb needs help usb loader gx loud noise when running games

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  1. Darthuma
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    This is my first forum post ever and I am new to homebrewing I've been messing around with it for several days and just now am getting things aligned properly. However I am still running into several bumps along the way. I am in the process of testing all of my games to see if they work and several freeze my system several minutes into the game before i am able to save. It also makes a horrendous noise like a high pitch squeal(I believe my wii) Okami and Rune Factory Tides of destiny are the two culprits Iv'e found although there may be more. A couple games Iv'e tried seem like they have absolutely no problem mariokart, mario party(only played a couple rounds of mariokart and party), animal crossing I played until after working for nook I even tested cheats which semi worked,but now every time I launch a game it asks if about gtc files I forget the exact prompt. (sorry about that rant) I think I have all my ducks in a row regarding Ios, CIOs, Usbloader gx (newest version I believe) it is hard to keep track of everything because of the updates and advances through the years. If anyone has any suggestions on what to do it would be greatly appreciated anywho Heres my syscheck:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Just wanted to add that I have tried several copies of the games same issue and freeing happens at almost the same spot every time
     
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    I feel like I've exhausted all of my options. I have tried multiple usb loaders gx, cfg, wiiflow, and as I'm testing more add more of my games they keep crashing anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes into gameplay.
    The noise my tv makes is blood curdling.
    I'm about to just throw in the towel.
     
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    Your syscheck looks fine. You need to provide more information if you need help, though. Don't just say "latest version" of anything. For example, if you got USB Loader GX from Google Code you have the latest version from there but it's not the latest version since the project had to be moved.

    What kind of hard drive are you using?
    Is it powered by USB cable or external power supply?
    Did you turn off auto-sleep on it?
    Did you rip your games yourself and verify that they're good?

    If none of the loaders are working and your cIOSes are OK you have a hardware problem.
     
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    https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/hacking-guide/4-3-guide

    This is the site I used as a tutorial

    I'm using a wd elements 500gb usb multiple partitions at 32gb fat32
    All the files are wbfs
    And the files are confirmed to be good
    I've checked my wd elements with the compatibility list it says it's ok
    I hope it isn't hardware related
    All of my blocks in my nand are okay

    I just switched my sleepy drive from 30 minutes to never using smartware, but previously I have had the issue within 5 minutes of gameplay .
     
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    You still haven't answered what did you meant by latest?
    Although chances of all games went bad is slim, how do you verify your games?
    What is smartware? Why would you play games via it?
    Is the ventilation fan working? Is the Wii running hot?
     
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    Wii is cool
    Smartware is to turn off the sleeper on the wd element hard drive.poor wording on my part
    I'm running usb loader gx version 3 r1260
     
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    That guide still links to the Google Code USB Loader GX so you're probably using the older version. The new builds are here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/usbloadergx/

    EDIT: Yes, r1260 is the current version.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Smartware is the config tool for the drive that you can use to turn off power saving, etc.
     
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    I guessed so but all google pointed me to are WD backup software and I am really puzzled when he said "via smart ware"
     
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    Make sure you don't have any hidden partitions on the drive, too, although that should cause it to not work at all, not fail after a game is running.
     
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    I don't believe there are any hidden partitions when I created the partitions using disc management it didn't show anything out of the ordinary.
    There's some unallocated space

    Is there a guide for the many settings usb loader gx has. Something that explains all of the options. What to do and what not to do in varying situations
     
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    Thanks I'm not well acquainted with forum life quite yet thanks for the help and pointing me in the right direction.

    Should I have version r1180 instead since the support is for that .
     
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    Thank you just double checking :)
     
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    So to update I was playing rune factory tides of Destiny for almost an hour and a half the longest I've been able to and I opened the in game menu and bam hit with the freeze and loud noise again. I'm about to cry
     
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    Assuming you have your games on your PC since you're still trying to get them working you might try formatting the drive with this tool: http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197

    It's always been good at removing everything that's not supposed to be there. WD's virtual CD thing is a pain to get rid of sometimes.
     
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    Is it okay to make fat 32 larger than 32gb using this tool?
     
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    Yes, you can make bigger FAT32 partitions with just about anything except the windows format tool and it will work fine.
     
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